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Any Notre Dame fan knows this already, but I’ll tell you in case you don’t: Women’s basketball is a big, big deal in South Bend. Notre Dame will always be a football school first, but the next biggest show on campus is women’s hoops. It’s hard to describe how big it actually is until you go there. . . . Read More
Nera White, early superstar of women’s basketball, dies at 80
“Did I have game?” Nera White once remarked. “You know that move Jordan made on the Lakers, switching the ball from one hand to the other? I was doing that in the ’50s.” Ms. White, who dominated women’s basketball in the 1950s and 1960s and who was widely regarded as one of the best players in the . . . Read More
During a 20 year period from roughly 1890 to 1910, athletic activities became widely popular in the United States and were, sometimes grudgingly, accepted as part of the school program. Among the most popular of these activities was the recently-invented game of basketball, a game for boys - until . . . Read More
Sarah Campbell always dreamed of owning a basketball team. While Campbell’s dream is realized — in the form of the newly minted Kansas City Majestics — her goal now is to help the dreams of others come true. Campbell, a former Central High School and University Missouri basketball standout, is hea. . . Read More
In a small gym at the Langston Brown Community Center, the air filled with the squeak of sneakers and good-natured heckling of pickup basketball, a group of ladies ranging in age from 40 to 75-plus sits on the sidelines. They’re here to play, not watch. Who’s got next? For an hour every Wednesday . . . Read More
Life on a team is exhilarating. For three Sioux Falls women who made basketball a big part of their lives, there are few things that compare with playing the sport in college or professionally. The highs, the lows, the emotions are all intense when shared with others working toward the same goals . . . Read More
Emotion still pours through Kristin Haynie during a basketball game. A perfect pass draws a joyous fist-pump. A defensive mistake sends her head flipping backward in frustration. Another victory brings high-fives, handshakes and a nod of accomplishment. Yet she didn’t make one play herself Saturda. . . Read More
Long before Skylar Diggins led the University of Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team to two NCAA championship appearances, female athletes were blazing trails of their own. This photograph shows one local example, members of the 1926 Ball-Band girls basketball team. James Naismith invented . . . Read More

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